Hanging at the water cooler

  • What’s one thing you've always wanted to learn or do?
  • I’ve always wanted to learn to play the piano. Once upon a time, I used to answer this question with, “fly a plane,” but I have come to accept my fear of heights for what it is.
 
  • Weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
  • Pig’s brains, in the 5th grade. My teacher shared this dish to demonstrate a part of her family’s culture. It tasted – predictably – like chicken.
 
  • You're a superhero. What's your name and power?
  • Ubiquity. My power would be to exist in multiple places at once. Imagine how much I could accomplish!
 
  • You're in a room full of LEGOs and grapes, what do you do?
  • Build something. Eat grapes. Contemplate escape.

Gayle Goodman

Communications Strategy Consultant

A strategic consultant operating at the intersection of communications and brand, Gayle’s career encompasses corporate communications, brand management, public relations, marketing communications, investor relations, internal communications and community relations. Her blend of innate communications savvy and passion for solving puzzles, combined with a master’s degree in business, has enabled her to help companies large and small refine their communications and marketing strategies and achieve significant growth.

Gayle earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas Christian University, where she graduated magna cum laude and served as a member of the Kappa Tau Alpha honor society. She went on to earn her MBA in marketing from the University of Dallas and was later invited to serve there as an adjunct professor teaching masters-level courses, including Foundations of Marketing, Value-Based Marketing, Brand Marketing, Services Marketing and Business Communication.

Gayle served in several management positions at Centex Corporation early in her career before being recruited to the role of vice president of marketing at Efficient Attic Systems. She has run a successful marketing communications agency since 2008 and is also the founder of CoEqual, a peer network for retired CEOs, and a founding member of the On PAR initiative, which seeks to increase gender parity in Corporate America through access and realism.

Hanging at the water cooler

  • What’s one thing you've always wanted to learn or do?
  • I’ve always wanted to learn to play the piano. Once upon a time, I used to answer this question with, “fly a plane,” but I have come to accept my fear of heights for what it is.
 
  • Weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
  • Pig’s brains, in the 5th grade. My teacher shared this dish to demonstrate a part of her family’s culture. It tasted – predictably – like chicken.
 
  • You're a superhero. What's your name and power?
  • Ubiquity. My power would be to exist in multiple places at once. Imagine how much I could accomplish!
 
  • You're in a room full of LEGOs and grapes, what do you do?
  • Build something. Eat grapes. Contemplate escape.